Friday, May 10, 2017
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The Connecticut Huskies head to XL Center to take on the Houston Cougars on Friday, May 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 4 point favorites.
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The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 14-16 and a road record of 4-8. They are 10-17 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-12. The Cougars have an overall record of 21-9 and a home record of 12-4. They have an over/under record of 13-13 and they are 12-14 against the spread.
Jalen Adams comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Rodney Purvis averages 13.3 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Connecticut. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Robert Gray Jr. averages 20.3 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Damyean Dotson averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Connecticut averages 66.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 313th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 254th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 181st in the country. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 125th and 178th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 265th with 12.1 per game. The Huskies allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 91st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 199th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 102nd place in the country. They force 10.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in Division 1.
Houston averages 73.9 points per game this year which ranks them 167th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 152nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 22nd in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest which ranks them 178th and 236th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 348th with 10.0 per game. The Cougars allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 54th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 42nd place in the nation. The Cougars force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 235th in college basketball.
The Huskies are 238th in the nation in offensive rating at 101.3. They assist on 56.9% of their shots, which ranks 80th in the country. In terms of pace they average 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 332nd among D-1 teams. They are 252nd in effective field goal percentage with 49%. As a team they are 265th in the country in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 50.8% places them 149th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.8%.
The Cougars are 38th in the nation in offensive rating at 112. They assist on 47.9% of their shots, which ranks 282nd in the country. In terms of pace they average 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 319th among D-1 teams. They are 126th in effective field goal percentage with 52%. As a team they are 153rd in the country in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 50.7% places them 154th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.4%.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 10-17 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 13-12 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 12-14 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 13-13 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/22/16 G Terry Larrier Knee out for season
11/20/16 F Mamadou Diarra Knee out for season
11/18/16 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder out for season
03/09/17 G Jalen Adams Ankle probable Thursday vs. South Florida
03/08/17 F Vance Jackson Concussion is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. South Florida
Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut +4
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